1.  I’m really interested in couple therapy but have little experience of working with couples. Can I join the practitioner training?

No, unfortunately not. The practitioner training is only open to therapists who already have an initial qualification in Couple Therapy or equivalent experience of treating couple relationships, together with approximately two years’ experience of working with couples with common mental health difficulties. If you are interested in developing your couple therapy skills, but have little or no clinical experience then the Foundation Course is the one for you.

2.  I’m a systemic therapist. Is this course suitable for me?

Yes – as long as it included a focus on couple work and you have relevant clinical experience. Couple Therapy for Depression has been developed by identifying best practice in a range of behavioural and other types of couple therapies evidenced in RCT effectiveness trials. It is an integrative model and suitable for couple therapists from a variety of training backgrounds. The training team welcomes applicants from a range of approaches to facilitate a rich learning experience.

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1. I am a couple trained supervisor. Do I need to have completed the practitioner training before I apply for the supervisor training?

Yes, applicants should have successfully completed the practitioner training and be accredited Couple Therapy for Depression IAPT practitioners. The supervisor training is specific to this model.

2. I don’t have a formal qualification in supervision but I do have experience of supervising others. Am I eligible for this course?

You might be. We will consider applicants who have experience of providing supervision of couple therapy, but who do not hold a recognised qualification. You should have a minimum of two years supervisory practice. The core supervisor didactic part of the training is conducted over only one day with the greater emphasis placed on supervising within an IAPT context and on reinforcing couple therapy for depression practice, including the ability to assess other practitioners and score their competencies using the standardised Couple Therapy for Depression Competency Adherence Scale rating form. The course is not a generic couple therapy supervision training.

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“Very helpful focus on the way depression may impact couple/family dynamics”